Category: Money

What Is The REAL Cost of Raising a Kid If Done Frugally?

What Is The REAL Cost of Raising a Kid If Done Frugally?

Jared and I were having the kid talk and decided to put it off until we were less stressed and financially free. Oh boy, did I get sticker shock when I saw how much it would cost to raise a child. A quarter of a million! Not […]

The Conversation The Fortunate Few Gets to Have

The Conversation The Fortunate Few Gets to Have

[ Follow up post to “The Fight That Made Me A Better Wife” ] So here we both are, after a fight, hanging out on our Craigslist sofa that came with a mysterious orange stain. It’s already pitch black outside because Jared spent another 12 […]

The Fight That Made Me A Better Wife

The Fight That Made Me A Better Wife

Mr. Breadwinner’s Burden… My husband grew angry and threw his phone at me. It felt like a punch in the gut. It didn’t hurt much but the surprise felt like a slap in the face. My husband is a sweetheart; that is a fact. Jared […]

October 2017 – Family Income Report (+$45,807 Net Worth Jump) – No, NOT Yet.

October 2017 – Family Income Report (+$45,807 Net Worth Jump) – No, NOT Yet.

Another month in the bag and here’s the full report. How bittersweet, this will be our family’s last sizable net worth jump for a while. Waive bye-bye to click-baity family income reports. Remember last month I had mentioned September would be the last sizable jump […]

Variable Income? 4 Kick-Ass Tips To Stick To Your Budget

Variable Income? 4 Kick-Ass Tips To Stick To Your Budget

Just imagine the condition of freelancers, salespeople, businessmen, and self-employed people. All of them have an irregular or fluctuating income. Still, they’re managing their budgets like a pro. Ever wondered how? Self-employed people don’t have any idea of how much they will earn in a […]

9 Frugal Wins and 3 Frugal Fails – Sep & October 2017

9 Frugal Wins and 3 Frugal Fails – Sep & October 2017

[This post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Please read my disclosures for more info.] Happy Monday! It’s been about 2 months since our last frugal win and frugal fail post. In case you missed it: 7 Frugal Wins – August 2017 & […]

Top 5 Sorry Ass Financial Mistakes of My Early 20s

Top 5 Sorry Ass Financial Mistakes of My Early 20s

Guys, these chain gangs are getting a little embarrassing. Alrighty, let’s start! Warning: I just read this over. I’m sorry if some parts of it seem full of angst. I’m currently digging into a deliciously gothic book (listening to it right now) and it’s been […]

When Having Too Much Money is Bad

When Having Too Much Money is Bad

Let’s picture you winning at life: you’ve been hardworking and ingenious with every career move…or something like a rich uncle passed away and left you with a fat inheritance. For any and whatever reason there’s suddenly more moolah coming in than you could ever imagine […]